What history books have you bought lately?

Oct 2008
The Bright Center of the Universe
I recently purchased:
Douglas Haig: The Educated Soldier
ANZACs in Arkhangel
World War II: 4,139 Strange and Fascinating Facts

I'm about 40 pages into the second and am really enjoying it.

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What about you?


Ad Honorem
Dec 2009
The Roman Army The Greatest War Machine of the Ancient World, Ed. Chris McNab

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The Varangian Guard 988-1453 Osprey Pub
R. D'Amato

I haven't done more than thub through them at this point, but they look great.

^^ SoC I read several books about the Allies incursion into Russia at the end of WWI and am curiou show you like the Arkangle book. I am also interested in the Haig book. I have a negative impression of Haig, but am interested to learn more.


Ad Honoris
Mar 2009
"The Political Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Merrill D. Peterson

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"Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow
Jan 2010
Southern Tier, NY
10 Days that Shook the World by John Reed
Guns, Germs, and Steel:The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

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Dec 2009
I read several books about the Allies incursion into Russia at the end of WWI
I don't know anything about this. Please give me an outline of what happened.

My uncle Walter fought in WWI, and I heard him tell of peasant women in Russia using the fields in which they worked as latrines. He let me fire his souvenir Luger once, and once only, when I was a kid (waste of precious ammo, missing a target).
Apr 2010
These are the books I've bought in the last three months

The War with Hannibal by Livy
The Rise of the Roman Empire by Polybius
Warfare in Antiquity by Hans Delbruck
Hannibal's Army by Ian Stephenson
Armies of the Carthiginian Wars by Terence Wise
Hannibal by T.A Dodge
Hannibal: Rome's Greatest Enemy by Dexter Hoyos
Hannibal's Dynasty: Power and Politics in the Western Mediterranean, 247-183 BC by Dexter Hoyos
The Campaigns of Hannibal Arranged and Critically Considered by Patrick Leonard MacDougall
Scipio Africanus: Rome's Greatest General by Richard A. Gabriel
The Punic Wars 264-146 BC by Nigel Bagnell
Hannibal by Ernle Bradford
Greece and Rome at War by Peter Connolly
The Punic Wars by Nigel Bagnell
The Fall of Carthage by Adrian Goldsworthy
Enemy of Rome by Leonard Cottrell
Hannibal's War by John Peddie
Hannibal's Last Battle Zama and the Fall of Carthage by Brian Todd Carey
Cannae by Gregory Daly
Daily Life in Carthage at the time of Hannibal by Gilbert and Colette Charles-Picard
Scipio Africanus: Soldier and Politican by H.H Scullard
The Ancient Celts by Barry Cunliffe
Hannibal by Mills
Rome's Enemies 4 Spanish Armies by Rafael Trevino
The Calvary of the Roman Republic by Jeremiah McCall
Strategy of the Indirect Approach by Liddel Hart
Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars 359-146 BC by Duncan Head
War Elephants by Nossov
Roman Military Equipment by Bishop and Coulston
Besieged: Siege Warfare in the Ancient World by D. Campbell
War and Society in the Roman World by Rich and Shipley
The Logistics of the Roman Army at War 264 BC - AD 235 by J.Roth
Rome At War: Farms, Families and death in the middle Republic by Nathan Rosentein
With Arrow, Sword, and Spear: A history of Warfare in the Ancient World by Bradford
Roman Warfare by Adrian Goldsworthy
A History of Sea Power by Steven Williams
The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare ed. Sabin
Hannibal's War: A military History of the Second Punic War by Lazenby
Scipio Africanus: Greater Than Napoleon by Liddell-Hart
The Roman Army Of The Punic Wars 264-146 BC by Nic Fields

Phew, it's been an expensive few months.


Ad Honorem
Dec 2009
Coro about the Allied Intervention inthe Russian Civil War

The Allies had mixed aims and were indecisice as usual but had two major incursions, one from the North through Arkangel/Murmansk and the other from Vladivostok in the West. The main avowed goals were to secure materials sent to Russian for the war effort by the Allies, and to rescue the Czech Legion ( prisoners of war cature by the Russians that wanted to return to fight the Germans, but were trapped inside Russia during the civil war).

The Arkangel force was under the command of Edmund Ironside, a British General and consisted mainly of Commonwealth, British, and Americans. The Western force was more heterogenous with the Japenese having the largest contingent, but there were significant American forces under General Graves. The main effort of this Siberian incursion was to take control of the TransSiberian RR to allow the Czech legion to pass.

A friend collects military uniforms and has a uniform form an American soldier that served in this force.

I know there was direct, but limited, fighting between Allied and Russian units. The Allies gave luke warm support to White Leaders such as Kolchack.

There were other incursions by other Allies that are outlined in the wiki article that I have limited experience with.

My intrest started with a novel tht I read a long time called Fifteen Flags about these events, particularly the Siberian incursion by the Americans. I also read a factual account Ignorant Armies about Arkangel.

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Forum Staff
Oct 2009
Markdienekes: is it possible you have a slight interest in the Punic Wars? :D

That is a very good selection of books, by the way. I own slightly less than half of them.


Forum Staff
Oct 2009
I have recently bought a wonderful book about Egypt's Mamluk Sultanate, but I must plead temporary insanity as I cannot remember the author's name.

I'm also reading Roman Battle Tactics 390 - 110 BC by Nic Fields. An interesting work.

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